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DStv’s Newzroom Afrika Channel Set To Begin Recruitment Process In Preparation For Launch

Newzroom Afrika, the news channel which won a bid last year to become the brand new channel on Multichoice's DSTV platform, announced that it has kicked-off its recruitment process in preparation for its launch.

In a statement, Newzroom Afrika declared that it promises to be an interactive and innovative multi-media news provider that is unbiased, impartial, disruptive and unapologetic.

The news channel which is the brainchild of South African television producer Thokozani Nkosi and former news anchor and entrepreneur Thabile Ngwato won the bid to be the chosen channel that joins the MultiChoice family out of 111 other contenders. It intends to recruit for positions including a senior news reporter, an assignments editor, a multimedia designer as well as different roles in business and production.

Thokozani Nkosi said that Newzroom Afrika is looking for journalists who share its commitment to the values of South Africa’s colourful Constitution and the highest standards of honest journalism.
Thabile Ngwato added that it had been fascinating to see her vision taking shape after many months of hard work and that she and Nkosi couldn’t wait to put together a powerful editorial team to finally make that vision a reality.

Newzroom Afrika’s editorial advisory board is headed by South African journalism legend and former press ombud Joe Thloloe together with Dinesh Balliah, the Public Advocate on the South African Press Council. The news channel also confirmed that the former Head of News at Power FM 98.7 Diane Hawker and eMedia’s  Group Executive for Stakeholder Management Malebo Phage would be among the esteemed Editorial Executives.

Ngwato said that Newsroom Afrika would work hard towards developing a reliable news service for South Africans which will pull no punches while considering nation-building as an ultimate goal.

Newzroom Afrika is expected to announce its launch date soon.

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